Wednesday, August 3, 2011

DIY Business Cards

After receiving an email on Tuesday night from Everything Etsy linking to this post. I decided I really needed some new business cards. I always have to turn everything into a tutorial so here goes.  (READ MORE AFTER THE BREAK)
What you need:
  • A computer
  • A word processing program that will create labels
  • A sheet of cardstock
  • A printer
  • Scraps of fabric that are long and thin
First you create your label in a “New document” this will allow you to create a border around each of your “Labels”.
Print them out of Cardstock.
Cut them down into strips. Leaving a white margin where possible. It doesn’t matter which side as you will see farther on.
Cut them into individual pieces. I used scissors for this step because it was simpler.
Choose your fabric and either rip or cut into strips about 1/8 inch wide, but I’m not too fussy here.
With your sewing machine sew them onto the strip of fabric.
After you have finished them all cut the fabric strips in between each one.
PS: A tip I learned the hard way. SPELL CHECK before you print and cut and sew! If you notice in the last picture they look a little bit different from the first picture. I had to redo the whole batch. Well I was able to change it up a little bit by creating all of them with a pinked edge.
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“The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth and delivereth them out of all their troubles. ~~ Psalm 34:17
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Melissa said...

Very cool! I'm a new follower from Your Whims Wednesday. Please stop by.

Maria Matter said...

very creative business cards, great idea Kate!

I hear ya about the spellcheck...I know that one from experience too! :)
Thanks for the follow, I'm following you now too!

Alyssa - Live, Love, Craft said...

Cute! Oh, did you see my post asking if you'd like to do a giveaway? Don't feel pressured... but I'd like it if you gave one of your eye masks or something away! Plus you'd get some publicity!


Angie said...

Very Nice Tutorial!!! I'm your newest follower.

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Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

These are awesome! Thank you so much for linking up!

Rosa B. said...

Oh, what a wonderful idea! I love it! :)

Erin of said...

I would check out your site based on these cards alone! I would love for you to link your post up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party on Monday at

I am a new follower!

Summer @ Idea Cupboard said...

Great idea!

lauryn said...

super creative. i just got some business cards from staples for free. if they weren't free i totally would have done this!
thanks for sharing.
i am a new follower and would love if you checked out my site :)
{love} lauryn @

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

I need to make these for next weekend. Glad I came across them! I would love it if you shared these with WorkShop Wednesday It would make a great addition to the party!

Jerri said...

Cute Cards! Very unique idea! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week! Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

SoSoBella said...

love these.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Creative and Kah-yute, Kate! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Very well done.

I'm your newest follower.

Chrissy.Barile said...

Love these! Now I know! Thank you for sharing!
I'm hosting a link party today. Stop by if you'd like!


Barb said...

Stopped by via Simply Sweet Home, and decided to GFC follow your blog and to become an e-mail subscriber! Neat business cards!

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Jackie said...

This is such a cute idea. I love this. The pinked edge gives the fabric a more finished and fancy look.

Waseem said...

very creative business cards..I wish to have done this with Metal business cards.

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